The Delhi Art Trail - A look at the Vibrant Art Scene in the Capital

Delhi

The rich culture and heritage of India is best experienced through its fabulous paintings, sculptures, architecture and enticing music and dance forms. In this tour, we take you through an epic journey through time exploring various influences and schools of Indian Art over the last 150 years.

Pricing:  US$ 36 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Walking Tours
History and Culture

The rich culture and heritage of India is best experienced through its fabulous paintings, sculptures, architecture and enticing music and dance forms. In this tour, we take you through an epic journey through time exploring various influences and schools of Indian Art over the last 150 years. In this tour, you will delve into the various classic and folk traditions of the country and gain insights into the socio-political and philosophical moorings of some of the greatest talents of India.

In the tour, one gets to explore fascinating buildings that follow a sense of aesthetic and functional rational way ahead of its times. Curated by a trained educator and artist, the highlights of this tour include.

• The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) – a building that is designed by Edwin Lutyens combining neo-classical elements with the Buddhist and Mogul history of Inida.
• The Habitat Center, Lodhi Estate which is home to a host of NGOs and corporate entities. Here, you will be taken through the main galleries including the Experimental, Open Palm Court and Visual Arts Gallery.
• Siri Fort where the Academy of Fine Arts and Literature is home to 3 galleries holding permanent collections by Arpana Kaur, as well as the Miniature Art Museum and the Museum of Folk Art.

Tour Duration 4 Hours
Note that this tour can be extended by another 4 hours by combing it with our “Living Traditions of India” tour.

TOUR STYLE: Walking & Orientation, Traditional Arts

MEETING POINT: At your hotel

END POINT: At your hotel

TOUR START/END: The cost includes pickup and drop from your hotel using a medium sized chauffeur driven car.

TOUR DURATION: 3-4 hours depending on your interest.

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: As mentioned above, all our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees and transport as indicated.

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: Every day except Monday. Morning at 10:00 a.m. Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.

WHAT TO WEAR: Please dress modestly for the bazaar walks; this is a traditional area of Delhi and ensure you have adequate sun protection.

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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